Foster Streetscape Project is Complete and Sad News

On Thursday 13-June, the City of Portland held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Foster Streetscape project. You can read about the event on BikePortland.org: ‘I hope it was worth the wait’: Commissioner Eudaly cuts ribbon on Foster Road project. Our Board Chair, Eric Furlong, was present for the ceremony.

Woman Killed Crossing Foster

Unfortunately, we also have some sad news to report, if you have not already heard. Later in the evening on the same day as the ribbon cutting ceremony, a neighbor, 82 year old Louanna “Lou” Battams, was struck by a driver in a car while she crossed Foster Road and later died at the hospital. Lou was crossing at SE 71st Avenue when she was struck. You can find more details in the following articles:

Please remember, as you drive about our city, look at every intersection for people crossing. EVERY intersection is a crosswalk, not just marked crosswalks. You are required, by law, to stop for people in your lane and the adjacent lane of travel. See this information on Metro’s website for an overview of the law.


Foster Streetscape Nearing Completion

As you can see from this post in April-18, it was just over one year ago that the Foster Streetscape construction began.

We spoke to the PBOT yesterday and they let us know that the project is in the final push of completion. They hope to wrap up by next week.

Lo and behold, after last night, we have bike lanes!

We also confirmed with PBOT that the speed limit on Foster Road is 25 MPH. Feedback was given that more speed limit signs need to be added, if that’s the case.